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Polycarbonate Water Container Preparedness


3-gallon-water-bottle-lg-10922.1331843456.120.120.jpgFor those of you with new water containers, here is what the Red Cross says:

Simple and Safe preparation for our Polycarbonate Water Containers  

  • Thoroughly clean the bottles with dishwashing soap and

Water then rinse completely so there is no residual soap.

  • Fill the bottle to the top with regular tap water. (If your

water utility company treats your tap water with chlorine,

you do not need to add anything else to the water to keep it


  • If the water you are using comes from a well or

water source that is not treated with chlorine, add two drops

of non-scented liquid household chlorine bleach to each

gallon of water.

  • Tightly close the container using the original cap. Be

careful not to contaminate the cap by touching the inside of

it with your fingers.

  • Write the date on the outside of the

container so that you know when you filled it.

  • Store in a cool, dark place and replace the water every 

six months if not using commercially bottled water.


NEW!!  You can find our selection of Polycarbonate

1/3/5 Gallon Water Bottles under water storage.


Have a Safe and Happy New Year!

Keep Safety Simple (and remember to buy spare batteries and candles – winter is on the way)

From the Simple Safety Crew!